System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

GRUB Support for New findroot Command

GRUB support for a new findroot command has been implemented in this Solaris release. The findroot command, which functions similarly to the root command that was previously used by GRUB, has enhanced capabilities for discovering a targeted disk, regardless of the boot device. The findroot command also supports booting from a ZFS root file system.

The most common format for the menu.lst entry for this command is:

findroot (rootfs0,0,a)
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix
module$ /platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive

For more information, see x86: Implementation of the findroot Command.

For GRUB reference information, see Chapter 15, x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference).